Become a Member

Help us do our thing. We'll help you do yours.

Here at Third Factor, we’re building a space for questioners, visionaries, active citizens, entrepreneurs, and other aspiring Doers of Things.  If you like what you’ve read in our magazine, would you consider supporting us by becoming a member?  We offer both monthly and annual memberships at three different levels of support.

For those who solely want to support our writing and podcasting, we offer a basic subscription; for those who want to connect with others to harness your energy, sort out what you truly value, and ultimately do what you were made to do to join, we offer a community membership. (If you can’t afford to contribute but think our community could be of use to you, drop us a line. We don’t want to exclude anyone for lack of ability to pay.)

For questions about our community and the technical stuff, see our FAQ.

Membership Tiers

Subscriber Tier

The subscriber tier is for those who wish to support our writing and podcasting and aren’t interested in being part of an online community. For $4 USD per month or $40 USD per year, subscribers will be able to read special new content and back issues behind our paywall. When our podcast relaunches in Spring 2023, we’ll have subscriber-only episodes for you to enjoy, too.

To summarize for the skimmers:

  • Read our paywalled content
  • Coming Spring 2023: Listen to subscriber-only episodes of our podcast
Community Tier

The Community Member tier is for those who are looking to connect and converse with other Third Factor readers. For $7 USD per month or $70 USD per year. Community Members will receive an invitation to our member forum. In addition to our foundational text-based message board, we also offer period Zooms (accessible through the forum), some of which are themed while others are unstructured hangouts. In sum:

  • Participate in our text-based Community Forum
  • Join our Live Zoom-based members' events, including open sessions, article discussions, and structured conversations on our key themes
  • All the perks of the Subscriber Tier
Benefactor Tier

The Benefactor Tier is for those generous souls who want to support our continued growth with a pledge that goes beyond covering their own costs. Benefactors can set their own pledge levels, beginning at $10 USD per month or $100 USD per year. This comes with a thank you gift and a discount on ad space on our front page, but the real reason to sign up for this level is because you believe in the mission and purpose of Third Factor and you want to see it keep on growing.

To our benefactors, a heartfelt thank you. It was because a few people thought it was worth it that this site exists at all. In short:

  • Coming Soon: A special gift in the form of Third Factor swag or a special event
  • Receive discounts on ad space and special events
  • All the perks of the lower two tiers